Evoqua to treat drinking water in Paso Robles, Calif.

Advanced solution allows for increased water treatment at lower cost

Feb 18th, 2016

PITTSBURGH & EL PASO DE ROBLES, Calif., Feb. 18, 2016 -- Evoqua Water Technologies today announced it was chosen to provide water treatment solutions and services to the City of Paso Robles, Calif.

As the historic drought in California continues, the City of Paso Robles faces significant water supply challenges. In the past, the City relied entirely on groundwater, drawn from a large aquifer. To diversify and improve the integrity of its water supply, the City launched the “Lake Nacimiento Water project” and secured a supplemental 4,000 acre-feet per year water entitlement. The use of the Lake Nacimiento water will enable the City to reduce its dependency on the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, and provide a reliable long-term water supply. Evoqua Water Technologies was retained to design, manufacture and install a granular activated carbon adsorption system as a part of the new treatment plant.

The new treatment plant is utilizing Evoqua’s UltraCarb® 1240AW granular activated carbon media, widely considered the best available technology, to treat the Lake Nacimiento water supply for removal of total organic compounds. By utilizing this advanced carbon, the City of El Paso de Robles expects to treat more water per pound of carbon than would otherwise be possible using standard coal-based carbons. This will significantly reduce the life cycle cost of treatment and save the City of Paso Robles and its water users money over time.

Evoqua supplied two (2) custom built HP ® Series 1220SYS adsorption systems. The ASME code-stamped 12 ft. diameter 20,000 pound media capacity vessels are carbon steel, lined and manufactured/assembled at Evoqua’s Red Bluff, Calif., state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

“Evoqua has a deep-rooted history of helping communities across the world address their drinking water needs, said Christopher Rinaldi, Vice President/GM of Evoqua's Environmental Solutions business. “We are honored to have been selected to partner with The City of Paso Robles to help address their drinking water needs for years to come. And we will do so using locally-manufactured equipment supporting the people, environment and economy in the State of California.”

For more information on Evoqua’s Environmental Solution products and services, visit www.evoqua.com/1240AW.

About Evoqua
Evoqua Water Technologies is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world's most fundamental natural resource: water. Evoqua has a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service, where it continues to transform water and wastewater. Its cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands.

Evoqua's unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and enable leisure and commercial industry to maximize productivity and profitability. For more information, visit www.evoqua.com.

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